Justin Irvin Upton is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2007 to 2012, Atlanta Braves in 2013 and 2014, San Diego Padres in 2015, and the Detroit Tigers in 2016 and 2017. He has been a teammate of his brother B.J. Upton with both the Braves and the Padres. While primarily a right fielder throughout his career, Upton has since transitioned to left field for the Braves, Padres and Tigers. Upton was selected first overall by the Diamondbacks in the 2005 MLB draft out of high school and made his MLB debut with them in 2007. He has been selected to four All-Star teams and has won three Silver Slugger Awards. Justin and Melvin are the only brothers in Major League Baseball to ever be selected in the number 1 and 2 slots of the first round of any draft.
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About Justin Upton
Hard-hitting MLB outfielder who was named to two All-Star teams with the Arizona Diamondbacks between 2007 and 2012. After his time in Arizona, he went on to play for the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels.
He was named the USA Today Minor League Player of the Year during his time with the AA Mobile BayBears.
He became the youngest player in Major League Baseball when he made his debut with the Diamondbacks at age 19.
His brother is fellow major leaguer BJ Upton. The two were teammates on the Braves.
He was teammates with Jason Heyward on the Atlanta Braves for two years.
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